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Stars release video for “Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It”, announce US fall tour (playing Chameleon Club 10/2)

Stars | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Stars | Photo by Michelle Montgomery | www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Canadian indie-rock outfit Stars have just released a new video for their latest single, “Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It” The video, directed by directed by George Vale and Torquil Campbell (of Stars), is described, by Campbell, as something “that celebrate[s] the following things: 1. Being yourself 2. Being someone else 3. Being fucking fabulous 4. Showing up, putting on your heels and staying alive.” “Hold On When You Get Love” is the newest material from the band since their 2012 full-length, The North. In addition to releasing the video, Stars have also announced a string of US tour dates this coming fall. The Canadian quintet will be making a stop in Lancaster, PA for a show at The Chameleon Club on October 2nd. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, June 29th, at 10am. Find more info here, and watch the video for “Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It”, below.


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Stars pumps up the crowd at The Trocadero (photos, review, setlist)

All photos by Michelle Montgomery | MichelleMontgomeryPhotography.com

It’s safe to say that most Stars fans came to The Trocadero last night expecting a set of broken love ballads to sway with their partners to, but the Canadian indie pop band kicked off their North American tour with anything but. With a stage decorated with not one, but four (!) disco balls and a little 80′s Aretha Franklin to get the crowd pumped up, lead singers Amy Milan and Torquil Campbell danced onto the stage decked out in retro studded vests and denim blazers.

Picking through ten years of material, the 22-song set started out heavy on Stars latest release, The North, but paid homage to long time fans as well. After “Backlines,” Campbell was gracious to the crowd for being so “fucking genuine and beautiful.” Before playing “Personal” (which he called “the most depressing song ever written”)  he said this would be the first time the band would perform the song in five years. While Stars had originally set the tone for the show to be one big dance party, Campbell and Milan indulged fans who wanted to get a little sentimental, focusing on themes like love, beauty, and youth. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Stars at The Trocadero, Delta Rae with ZZ Ward at The TLA, Drums Like Machine Guns at Kung Fu Necktie

StarsFollowing up on their their well-recieved 2012 LP The North, Montreal synth pop outfit Stars bring their live show to Philly tonight for a date at The Trocadero with Milo Greene. With a brighter and more positive sound and outlook than their brooding 2010 release The Five Ghosts, the new songs should work well towards warming the crowd on a chilly Wednesday night. Los Angeles indie group Milo Greene opens, tickets and information can be found at the WXPN Concert Calendar. Below, watch the band perform “The North” live at Tornto radio station The Edge.

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Contest: Win tickets to see Stars at The Trocadero on 3/6

Montreal’s Stars will still be celebrating the success of their 2012 LP The North when they hit The Trocadero on March 6th before a world tour and Coachella slot.  The North is the band’s seventh studio album and pits their top-notch songwriting against exquisite, eighties inspired melodies that, while upbeat and catchy, explore important truths about love, relationships and time.

We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to this all-ages show with Milo Green – leave a comment below with one song (old or new) you hope Stars play at their Trocadero show and we’ll pick a winner on Thursday.  Make sure to leave a working email address along with your first and last name so we can contact if you win (email address will not be made public).  Listen back to Stars’ World Cafe session from December 2012 here and download a free EP below. Continue reading →

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Download a new EP from Stars (playing The Trocadero on 3/6)

Montreal indie pop outfit Stars have released a free tour EP called You Guys Are All Awesome via Noisetrade this week.  The download includes the single “Hold On When You Get Love and Let Go When You Give It” from their 2012 LP The North and an unreleased song alongside tracks from the opening artists for their current tour.  Tickets and information for Stars’ show with Milo Green at The Trocadero on March 6th can be found here.  Stream and download the EP below. Continue reading →

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Stars playing The Trocadero in March, listen to their World Cafe session and download a new remix of “Backlines”

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The Montreal band Stars have announced a North American tour with a stop at The Trocadero on Wednesday, March 6th. The band were recently on World Cafe with David Dye; listen to the session here. The band just released a remix of the song “Backlines (Eight and a Half remix)” from their recent album that you can download below.

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